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SAT 10 MAY

National Mills Weekend

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Chichester

Run by: Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Explore our working watermill.

clock10:30–18:00

Suitable for any age

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Celebrate National Mills Weekend with us. This year's theme is 'Tales from the Mill'. Try your hand at quern milling, taste biscuits baked using our own flour - and buy some to take home!

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Other Dates

This activity also runs on these dates:

  1. Sun 11 May 10:30–18:00

Cost

Adults £11.90, over 65's £10.90, children £6.50, family £33.50 (2+3), under 4 years free, Registered disabled/single helper £4.15.

Information about this activity is provided by Culture24

Venue

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Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Singleton, Chichester, PO18 0EU

About this location

As seen on BBC TV's Tudor Monastery Farm…

Our ancestors' homes and the way they built them, their animals and the Show more… way they raised them, their crops and flowers and the way they grew them…at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum visitors discover how the people of south east England lived over the last 500 years. And it's all set in 50 glorious acres of the South Downs National Park.

At the heart of the Museum's collection are 50 historic homes, farms and workplaces that have been rescued and restored as far as possible to their original form. To demonstrate how the original occupants may have lived, many of the houses contain reproduction period furniture, plus the tools and utensils of everyday life. There is an operational 17th century watermill, and a working Tudor kitchen complete with costumed cook.

Children enjoy discovering the differences - and similarities - of our ancestors' homes and workplaces compared to their own. They will love the open space, walking through the woods, meeting the traditional breed farm animals and watching the Shire horses.

The Museum keeps alive the skills and traditions of the countryside with demonstrations of countryside crafts and skills, and special events throughout the year.
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As seen on BBC TV's Tudor Monastery Farm…

Our ancestors' homes and the way they built them, their animals and the way they raised them, their crops and flowers and the way they grew them…at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum visitors discover how the people of south east England lived over the last 500 years. And it's all set in 50 glorious acres of the South Downs National Park.

At the heart of the Museum's collection are 50 historic homes, farms and workplaces that have been rescued and restored as far as possible to their original form. To demonstrate how the original occupants may have lived, many of the houses contain reproduction period furniture, plus the tools and utensils of everyday life. There is an operational 17th century watermill, and a working Tudor kitchen complete with costumed cook.

Children enjoy discovering the differences - and similarities - of our ancestors' homes and workplaces compared to their own. They will love the open space, walking through the woods, meeting the traditional breed farm animals and watching the Shire horses.

The Museum keeps alive the skills and traditions of the countryside with demonstrations of countryside crafts and skills, and special events throughout the year.

Contact

This activity is organised and run by Weald and Downland Open Air Museum.

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